Call for Student Consortium

Deadlines (AoE)

  • Student Consortium Camera-Ready
  • Submission - Feb 5, 2021
  • Notification - Feb 10, 2021
  • Camera-Ready - Feb 15, 2021

Student Consortium Chairs

Josh Cherian
Texas A&M University
Diego Gomez
Northwestern University
Nyi-Nyi Htun
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

This year's conference will be completely virtual using Whova. Find out more by clicking here

IUI 2020 Participants

We also aim to invite as many of the IUI 2020 Student Consortium’s participants who did not get to present their work as possible. The SC 2021 chairs will contact each participant directly to evaluate this option.


The IUI 2021 Student Consortium is intended to provide an opportunity for Doctoral and advanced Masters students to present and receive feedback about their research in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of mentors selected from senior researchers in the field. We invite students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their research to use this unique opportunity to share their work with students in a similar situation.

Submissions will be selected by the Student Consortium chairs and potentially other reviewers. The strongest candidates will be those who have a clear topic and research approach, and have made some progress but are not so far along in their research so that they can still reshape their research topic or approach.

The final version of accepted SC submissions will be included in the main conference proceedings published in the ACM Digital Library. SC participants will also present their research in the poster session during the main technical program of the conference.


The objectives of the student consortium are to:

  1. Serve as a supportive setting to provide/receive feedback on students' current doctoral and masters' research and guidance on future research directions
  2. Offer each student comments and fresh perspectives on their work from researchers and students outside of their own institution
  3. Promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research
  4. Contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events

Submission Instructions

Please remember to submit both parts:
1. PDF containing the 3 sections listed below.
2. Letter of recommendation from advisor sent via email to


Please submit a single PDF containing the following 3 items in order to by the deadline listed at the top of this page:

1. Cover Letter (1 page max)

Please include your full name, contact details, affiliation, web page, expected graduation date and target degree, the name of your thesis advisor, gender (optional), home country (optional), and whether you are a member of an underrepresented minority group (optional).

2. SC Submission (4 pages max including references)

A document describing your thesis/dissertation research plan and your progress thus far. Key points the submission should include: Motivation for your dissertation research, goal and research questions, related work that frames your research, methods/approach to reach the goal, results if any, and next steps for your research.

Submissions should follow the ACM Master Article Templates in a single column format. The paper should be anonymized and have line numbers on the left side of each page for review.

3. Your CV (2 pages max)

Letter of Recommendation

In addition a letter of recommendation from your thesis or doctoral advisor should be sent separately by email to the Student Consortium Chairs at